Due to some recent events, we think that we need to clarify some things about the legal status of the Sickle and Hammer Soviet symbol in Latvia.
Over here, it is forbidden to use any Soviet or Nazi symbols in public meetings, protests, sport events and the like. However, this ONLY applies to live events and gatherings of people – and not to the use over the internet or for educational/informational purposes, as we are doing here.
We are not glorifying anything, it’s just that we, obviously, wanted something in our logo that clearly shows the message of Latvia, being on the eastern border of EU, and also shows our past in the USSR. I hope that clears things up a bit.